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Secondary Education Briefing – Alejandra Montoya-Boyer

Computer Science for All: Opportunities through a Diverse Teaching Workforce

April 20, 2016
Cannon House Office Building – Room 122
9:00 am – 10:45 am
Moderated by CHCI Secondary Education Graduate Fellow Alejandra Montoya-Boyer
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Leaders in education and industry have long emphasized the need for high school graduates to improve knowledge and skills in STEM fields. Given the immense impact of technology on both the domestic job market and the global economy in the 21st century, computer science preparation will be critical for achieving a successful academic education and the skills needed to pursue careers in cutting-edge fields. Access to quality computer science, particularly for low-income, Latina/o students, hinges on the recruitment and preparation of a diverse teaching workforce.

This briefing will examine the current STEM educational landscape for all students, particularly Latina/os, as well as the career and college readiness opportunities that exist in computer science, and the need to recruit well-prepared, culturally competent teachers if we are to meet the demands for STEM knowledge and skills for the coming century.


Kamau Bobb, Ph.D. - Program Director, Directorate for Computer and Information Science & Engineering, National Science Foundation
Tiara Booker-Dwyer
 - Education Program Specialist, Maryland State Department of Education
Allyson Knox - Director of Education Policy and Programs, Microsoft Corporation
Rosa Moreno - Senior Advisor for Partnerships & Advancement, Corporation for National and Community Service
Melissa Moritz - Deputy Director of the Office of STEM, U.S. Department of Education

Remarks from Rep. Ben Ray Luján, U.S. Representative, 3rd District of New Mexico

The 2016 CHCI Capitol Hill Policy Briefing Series is the culmination of CHCI’s premier, nine-month Graduate Fellowship Program.